Caffeine Corner

Welcome to the Caffeine Corner. Once a month I post a little something and give away a free copy of a book (could be an e-book too—depending on my mood) and a fun mug to one person who comments and is subscribed to my blog. This month I’m going to give away, to one winner, an e-copy of Holiday Spirits, and one of Blood Music! And I’ll send you a mug. 😉

February is here, and since it’s that bleak month between the beginning of the year and spring, I have a bit of spring fever, I admit. I’m looking forward to flowers and leaves on the trees. So what’s your favorite part about spring?

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  1. Getting the garden ready. Spring came early here. Temperature highs in the 60s-70s. Starting seeds: sweet peas, peppers, tomatoes, lavender, rosemary, and sage. Getting the lawn mower ready for the season, as the yard already needs to be mowed. My buttercups are coming up too. 🙂 I’m in the US and over 18 lol 33 and in Tennessee

  2. My favorite part of spring is the butterflies. 🙂 Where I live we have hummingbirds year-round, so the butterflies are the first sign of spring weather here.

  3. I’m in the US and over 18.

    My favorite part of spring is the butterflies. Where I live we have hummingbirds year-round, so the butterflies are the first sign of spring weather here.

  4. I am in the U.S. and over 18. The best thing about spring is all the new growth. Although I have allergies to a lot of the blooming trees, I love to see the buds coming and the flowers blooming on the trees and in the garden. On the weekends I sit outside and drink my coffee and listen to all the birds and watch my dogs play. It is so relaxing and renewing for me.

  5. The warm weather, and no more snow! Of course this year our winter has been all wonky, we’ll have two weeks straight of 30s or below temps, snow and wind and all of it, then we’ll have a week or more of mild weather, if not downright warm enough to go outside without a jacket (which we’ve had several days of as well). The poor trees don’t know whether to bud or not, the squirrels keep going “I thought we were supposed to be hibernating! What gives?!?” And the birds are pretty confused as well. We’ve had a few days where the side yard was absolutely full of starlings, I mean you couldn’t see the ground because there were so many of them, and then they’ll go away for a few days and then come back. I’ve never seen so many starlings in one place before! It reminds me of Stephen King’s “The Dark Half,” only in his book it was sparrows not starlings. Still kind of creepy. 😛 Oh, and if you can’t tell, I live in the US (East Central Indiana) and am *way* over the age of 18, and am already subscribed to your newsletter.

  6. Sheila Crawshaw

    Over 18, live in Oklahoma, USA and I love your books!
    We’ve been busy feeding birds, birds and more birds. We’ve also cleaned out the old flower stems, leaves and pine needles from the flower beds and the Tulips are really growing.

  7. I live in Pennsylvania and I am over 18.

    What I love about spring is the fact it is the start of softball season. I am a softball mom and I love it. I also love the start of warm weather. I love seeing the daffodils and crocus growing. This is the first spot of spring in my mind.

  8. Constance Heide

    I live in Pennsylvania and am over 18. What I love about spring is being able to open the windows and let in that fresh spring breeze, and listening to the gentle spring showers while I’m curled up reading a book.

  9. Hi Yasmine.
    I live in TN and spring seems to be springing! Just in time, my daughter and grandson are coming to visit on Sunday for a few days, and it will be the first visit since we moved here 4-1/2 years ago. (We came from IL and retired down here, so definitely over 18.)
    The weather is supposed to be in the 70’s, so I think the kids will be super happy!s Me too, LOL! Robins are flocking everywhere and the trees are blossoming, so I’m in 7th heaven.
    Hope you get spring soon!

  10. So I come from Florida where we don’t really have a defined spring. However, I LOVE tulips. My first set of paid vacation days were used to visit my friends who live outside of Portland, OR. I went in spring. They took me to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival so I could live my dreams is traipsing through tulips!

  11. I love when it’s over. I’m allergic to everything that blooms blossom grows etc. So I just stay in and read.

  12. I love the warmth spring brings with it. The promise of summer and hotter days to come. I love how green everything gets just before the flowers bloom and all the colors splash against the green. I love that the it seems like the earth is waking up from a nice long nap, stretching and lazily coming back to life. I am over 18 (31), in the US (Easrern Washington)

  13. Spring, to me, is a reminder that-although winters can be long and hard- there is growth and rebirth; much like a human life cycle. I am a nurse in a long term care setting and work with a a lot of hospice patients. Winters are hard as there always seem to be an increased number of deaths. Having the longer daylight hours allows me to enjoy Mother Natures rebirth-to see the first stems of the daffodils and irises poking their green heads above the soil, to hear the bird songs in the breaking light of day, to feel the warmth of the sun on my face during one of my few treks out-of-doors during the day, and to smell the sweet scent of the daphne in bloom. My favorite part of spring is the affirmation of life!
    (I am over 18 and live just down I-5 from you in Milwaukie, OR!)

  14. I’m in Australia so my fall is your spring. Luckily, there are wonderful flowering plants throughout the year. Back in Washington state , I loved that spring flowers and tree buds were starting to open on my birthday in early February. It felt like a gift from the earth to me.
    Love you and your books.

  15. I am in New Mexico and well over 18. I love spring when the hiking trails are clear of snow and the flowers begin to bloom.

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